Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Services

Petra Kiurunen

Partner, Attorney-at-Law

Contact details: petra.kiurunen@lindforsco.com Tel. +358 20 762 2514 Mobile +358 40 572 4668

Mrs. Petra Kiurunen is specialized in domestic and international commercial arbitration and litigation. Petra has years of experience in advising clients in business disputes relating to e.g. construction and engineering, distributorship and service contracts, investment disputes, telecommunications, and IPR rights. She regularly represents Finnish and foreign companies in international arbitrations conducted under the Finnish Arbitration Act and the Arbitration Rules of the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland, as well as under the rules of major international arbitration institutes such as the ICC and the SCC. Mrs. Kiurunen is also a member of the Board of Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce.

Recent rankings

Ranked in Chambers Global 2018 as Band 1 dispute resolution practitioner in Finland. According to Chambers Global 2018 “Petra Kiurunen is described by one market source as a “strong lawyer” who is “very impressive” in court. Her expertise primarily lies in disputes arising from construction and infrastructure projects. She has considerable experience in both domestic and international cases.

Listed both in Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2017 and Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2017. According to Who’s Who Legal “Petra Kiurunen is highly sought after and has a distinguished record of representing both domestic and international clients in disputes. She is active in numerous industry sectors including construction, finance and telecoms”.

Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2017 as a Thought Leader in Europe.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 notes that Petra Kiurunen “provides ‘strong and accurate advice’”.

Best Lawyers’ 2015 Helsinki Litigation ”Lawyer of the Year.”

According to Chambers Global 2014: ”Petra Kiurunen is an ”experienced and effective” dispute resolution lawyer who ”picks things up quickly and is smart in negotiations,” according to sources. Her stellar reputation has grown recently thanks to her prominence in high-profile cases across the field, particularly in substantial arbitrations and construction-related litigations.”

The Legal 500 2014 states that ”Petra Kiurunen ‘was born to be a litigator’.”

Listed as a leading practitioner in the Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration 2013.

According to Chambers Global 2013 ”Interviewees consider Petra Kiurunen to be a talented second-in-command, saying she is ”an excellent litigator.” She is particularly strong in construction cases.”

Nominated in Best Lawyers 2012 in the practice area of Litigation

Described as ”Excellent” in Legal 500 EMEA 2012

Listed in the Experts in Commercial Arbitration 2012.

Recognized in the Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law as one of the outstanding practitioners.

According to Chambers Global 2012 Petra Kiurunen is ”a very strong player in international arbitration.”

She wins praise as a high-quality arbitrator on many large-scale international cases. Clients speak admiringly of her approach: “She is extremely efficient, client-oriented and really knows our business”, Chambers Global 2011

Recommended and endorsed in the PLC Cross-border Dispute Resolution Handbook 2011

”Sources describe her ’as “an excellent younger partner, definitely worthy of mention”, Chambers Global 2010

Commended for her expertise in international arbitration in particular. Interviewees say: “She gives her whole attention to clients; she is always responsive and extremely knowledgeable.”’ Chambers Europe 2011

Nominated as Expert in the 2009 Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration

Described by a client as a ”very skilful attorney” in the business conflicts field and head of the firm’s international arbitration practice. She arbitrates domestic and international matters; she handles contentious construction, investment, telecoms and IP matters”, PLCWhich Lawyer? Yearbook 2009

’...“someone who’s definitely on the way up.”’, Chambers Global 2009 and Chambers Europe 2009